Money is an illusion, a social fiction, a construction, my friends. Right now it’s constructed to serve the ultra-rich — but not the planet, democracy, civilization, and the rest of us. The reality of what we call an “economy” is just this. We are borrowing from Mother Earth. Sometimes, that’s called an “ecological debt.” And that notion must be now hardwired into our financial system. One of our great challenges this century is to build a global economy which doesn’t just destroy the planet because it’s free — which is what capitalism does, literally disappears the earth from it’s accounting — but nourishes and cares for it.
You can’t solve a problem without first understanding what the problem is.